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WanderingEng  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2018 Seattle Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

Big congratulations! What did you take for food? In mine, I had Gus and Shot Bloks. Shot Bloks didn't work well, and man cannot live on Gus alone.

I was watching via the web, and it live updated great. I'm happy that your slower split late in the run was a porta potty. That's about the point where a lot of runners, including me, start to struggle. You had a great push all the way to the end.

1500' is unreal. I think mine was half that. Fantastic performance on a challenging course.

ButterflyEffect  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

GUs do horrible, no good things to my stomach. A theme is that I have a sensitive stomach. Nutrition today involved the pre race banana and coffee, and during the race: Balance Bars, Honey Stinger Waffles, and Limeade Stinger Energy Chews. Plenty of water and Gatorade as well.

Thanks for the congrats, badge, and watching in real time. I definitely felt aware of that a couple of times during this race. This course was honestly harder than I thought it would be, there was no end to the hills in the second half.

WanderingEng  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

One more nutrition question! Did your Saturday night meal work well? I sometimes eat sort of light the night before, and I think I maybe need to do more pasta.

Your report has me itching to do another, even knowing I'm signed up for Milwaukee just four months away.

ButterflyEffect  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It did! I ate too much though, and ate too much throughout the day. Plenty of pasta, threw in some cabbage on the side, and had one pint of beer with some friends around 7:30pm.

Milwaukee is a full, right? What's it even like there in October? Decent running weather?

WanderingEng  ·  222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yep, it's a full. It's point-to-point. They bus you north to the start and then you run due south and average downhill to downtown. Weather is usually mild, neither hot or cold, and if there's wind it's usually a cross wind. I picked it as being nearby, a change of scenery, and famously good for PRs.

Thanks for sharing your experience! I'm hoping for personal improvement this fall. I was happy with my finish but think I can do better.